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Old 01-23-2006, 07:35 PM   #1
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Anyone done this? Care to share the secret?

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Old 01-24-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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OK, it was pretty simple. (Once you know how.)


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You just pry up the end of the strap to expose the phillips head screw.

Hope this helps the next guy.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:34 PM   #3
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Nice find. Nothing better than answering your own question/post...LOL

I am sure that other members will find this useful. Thanks for tearing into it yourself to benefit the club.
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Bill B, does this mean you bought the Le Sabre?

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Bill B, does this mean you bought the Le Sabre?
Yup. I was working on it for hire for the neighbors (to whom I had sold the car four years ago) and my bill got so high, I offered to take it off their hands for the cost of my labor, the parts I had purchased (at the time, $125 worth), plus $200 cash. That totalled as much as they hoped to get by selling it.

The drive train is A-1. It has 93K miles, and is in pretty decent shape. Their daughter had been driving it and damaged the passenger front door (hence the post re the strap). I just pulled a replacement door from the wrecker today for it. The body has some surface rust and the header panel and bumper are from an '86, from a repair made before I ever saw it. So, it is a '90 with rectangular sealed beam headlights.

But this car only needed a FPR in the four years they drove it, and it always ran like a top. So, now it'* mine. Has new pads, shoes, calipers, rotors, hoses, CV boots, ball joints, and end links. I love the way the doors sound on this car when they close. The trunk and interior are dry. The fit and finish on the trim is better than either of my Bonnevilles.

Tomorrow, I'll start on transforming the "new" brown door to a white one. Don't know what I'm gonna do with this car. I have to sell some of my rolling stock. I am up to six (not counting motorcycles) and I am running out of places to put them and $ to insure them.

At this point I have licensed:

1998 Olds Silhouette 132K
1995 Bonneville SLE 138K
1992 Bonneville SSEi 128K
1990 LeSabre 93K
1987 VW Westfalia 125K
1992 Dodge Dakota 86K (got this one for $100 )
1987 Kawasaki 454LTD
1974 Suzuki TC100

It'* just getting ridiculous. There are only two drivers in the house. Three of the cars and one of the bikes will soon be memories.

Sorry for the off-topic
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Step 1) 1-2-3 Pull
Step 2) Repeat Step 1 until door pull has been "removed"














Sorry, couldn't resist....
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Keep the Bonnevilles... The Ols and the LeSabre( backup car just in case the SLE pukes a rod ) .....

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Bill..you are over the one per day limit!
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Well, I reckon I gotta keep the truck. MoPar would be my last choice, but what can I say? I've got less than $350 in it - it gets 21 mpg+ and has a tow capacity of 5000 pounds. It will pull a tow dolly, my utility trailer, any boat I would buy, anything of mine that breaks down, and bring me many more "opportunities" for fun and profit. That'* one.

Then the VW camper is really the only such vehicle of its kind. It'* roomy for the dog and cat, It gets almost 20mpg, and when you get where you are going, you can pop the top, drop the beds and go to sleep - cheap! So, I'm not really wanting to get rid of that. We'll be taking it on spring break if it will run Anyway If the VW goes, it will be to finance a sailboat. Gotta have some fun in life. That'* two.

The wife really likes the Silhouette as a first car - front and side airbags, lots of room for her and me, and the dog, and the cat, and lots of nice features - plus, it gets 26mpg+ on a trip! That'* three.

Any reasonable person would concur that three is enough. But, if we sell the VW for a boat, I could keep one of the 3800s.

I never drive the SSEi anyway, so I am thinking it will probably be the first to go. It is still bone stock.

That just leaves the LeSabre and the SLE. The SLE would not be an easy or profitable sell with its tick.....tick at idle and its dummied knock sensors, but whichever will bring the most $ will probably go next.

Keep an eye on the "for sale" section.
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Bill..you are over the one per day limit!
No, I'm still good, Bill. The Suzuki isn't running so it doesn't count. Seven days - seven vehicles.
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